On March 3, 2011, Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, introduced SB 11-185 – Concerning a clause in state contracts that requires a vendor to notify the state if the vendor outsources duties performed pursuant to the contract to a locale outside the United States. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
The bill requires state contracts between a governmental body and a vendor with a value of $250,000 or more to contain a clause that would require any vendor who outsources duties performed pursuant to the contract to a locale outside the United States to notify the executive director of the department of personnel of such outsourcing. The notice must include the specific duties outsourced and the reason the duties were outsourced. The executive director is required to post the notice on the official web site of the department. If a vendor fails to notify the executive director of outsourcing, the contract, at the governmental body’s discretion, may be voided, and the vendor is subject to a fine equal to 1% of the total price of the contract. Assigned to the Local Government Committee; the bill is scheduled for committee review on Tuesday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.
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